Mill Employees Look For Work After Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Employees of the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill spent Friday watching their former site of work as crews continued to mop up the fire.  As the company works to go over its insurance policies, 250 employees are wondering what they are going to do in the meantime without work. “It was just heartbreaking to … Continue reading »

Fire at Springfield Swanson Mill

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Fire crews from several agencies responded to a fire at Swanson Group’s Springfield Plywood & Veneer mill Thursday evening. The fire started at about 4:41 p.m at 1651 South F Street, near S 18th and Booth Kelly Road. An evacuation notice was in effect for a one-mile radius of 26th and South M Street, … Continue reading »

Residents Missing After House Fire

CRESWELL, Ore. — Two men are still unaccounted for, more than 24 hours after a fire in Creswell. Investigators were still on the scene Thursday, sifting for clues to find out what happened. The fire happened at a farm on Butte Road. Investigators say they haven’t been able to contact the two residents, 65-year-old Dennis … Continue reading »

Fire Burns Timber, Threatens Homes

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Around 2 p.m. today, a wildfire broke out in the Moccasin Hills subdivision north of Sprague River, Oregon. Currently, the fire is reported to be around 75 acres burning on private land in heavy timber and brush and threatening structures. The following interagency resources are presently assigned to this incident: 19 engines, … Continue reading »

Young Women Learn to Fight Fires

EUGENE, Ore. — Some young women in Eugene are getting a taste of what’s it’s like to be on the front lines fighting a fire. Thursday a group of young women worked together in teams to put out a burning car. While fighting the fire, they also fought the heat, wearing pounds of heavy gear. … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Barn Filled With Hay

NEAR EUGENE, Ore. — A barn just outside of Eugene is a total loss after a fire tore through the building Sunday afternoon. Crews are monitoring the fire to make sure the flames don’t spread to any neighboring structures. The Lane Fire Authority received a call about the fire just before 11:30 Sunday morning. When … Continue reading »

Coquille Trailer Fire Leaves Two Dead

COQUILLE, Ore. — Two brothers staying the night with their grandmother have died, after their trailer caught on fire Wednesday morning. And a third grandson is in critical condition. Police say the two brothers are from Roseburg. Both 13-year-old Christopher Thorp and 8-year-old Grayson Thorp died from smoke inhalation. Police say the fire broke out … Continue reading »

Fireworks: Sales, Crackdown & More

EUGENE, Ore. — Monday is a big day for fireworks. Vendors will start selling them all across the state of Oregon, and the Eugene City Council will vote on whether or not to impose restrictions on their use. In 2013, fireworks were to blame for 31 injuries and 197 structure fires in the state, and … Continue reading »

Sprinklers Douse Fire in Paint Booth

EUGENE, Ore. — A close call at the Coburg Industrial Park. Crews responded to Carry on Trailers a little after seven Thursday night to check a fire alarm. They found smoke inside the building. Luckily the building has sprinklers, and they extinguished the flames. Even so, crews had plenty of work to do. “We had to … Continue reading »

Fire Burns Motor Home

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews responded to a fire burning in a motor home early Tuesday morning. They were called to the scene on the 1100 block of Taft St. just around 4:30 a.m. and the front end of the motor home was engulfed. Crews had to move the motor home into the street because the … Continue reading »

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